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Helping You Keep Your Heart In Rhythm

Your heart powers your every move, every day. That’s why we make treating your heart our primary focus, using some of the most advanced technology available to catch abnormalities as early as possible and prevent life-threatening conditions.

A Leader In Heart Rhythm Disorders

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                        Innovative Research & Technology Program

Innovative Research & Technology Program

Lowering risk to you is a top priority for us. That’s why we’re the first in Orlando to offer advanced procedures like ablation therapy using 3D mapping, a new technology that allows us to perform complex surgeries without radiation.

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Pioneer Of Minimally Invasive Surgeries

We’re the first hospital in Orlando to offer the Medtronic Micra™ Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS), a tiny leadless pacemaker that’s less invasive than traditional implants, leaving you free of chest scars and potential medical complications.

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National Leader In Cardiovascular Care

Recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s best hospitals, the Florida Hospital Cardiovascular Institute has won awards for excellence in cardiac care and coronary intervention.

Explore Your Treatment Options

Medications

In some cases of atrial fibrillation (AF), medical therapy is the best option. A heart specialist will work with you to find the right treatment for you.

Medications used to treat heart rhythm disorders include:

  • Antiarrhythmic medications used to maintain normal heart rhythm or convert the heart rhythm to normal
  • Anticoagulants to thin blood and prevent blood clots
  • Beta blockers to slow the heart rate
  • Calcium channel blockers to slow the heart rate
  • Digoxin to slow the heart rate

We’ll create a treatment plan tailored to you. Our specialists will help you understand your medication and any potential side effects.

Learn more about different medications in our Heart Rhythm Disorders Downloadable Guide.

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Procedures & Surgeries

Cardiac Ablation

Medical therapy isn’t always effective for every patient. In this case, your doctor may recommend cardiac ablation. This non-surgical, wire-based procedure uses energy to eliminate the tissue that’s triggering your atrial fibrillation.

How does ablation work?

Abnormal cells or tissue can cause electric signals in your heart to fire out of sequence. This leads to an irregular or rapid heartbeat. An ablation is a procedure that uses radiofrequency or a laser to destroy the abnormal cells so your heart will beat normally. There are several types of ablation techniques, including a new technology called stereotaxis robotic ablation therapy, which is less invasive and uses softer, gentler catheters to resolve your atrial fibrillation.

Maze

Maze is a highly effective surgery that interrupts the faulty electrical signals in your heart.

How does Maze work?

Your surgeon will place incisions on both atria. Once the incisions are healed, they will create scar tissue, which will stop the abnormal electrical impulses from passing through your heart.

Learn more about different procedures and surgeries in our Heart Rhythm Disorders Downloadable Guide.

Technology

Our team of skilled electrophysiologists sends electrical signals through a catheter placed in your heart so they can identify any rhythm abnormalities and diagnose your condition. Some of your symptoms may be best treated with a pacemaker or defibrillator. These small devices are implanted into your chest or abdomen to help your heart beat at a normal rhythm.

What is the difference between a pacemaker and a defibrillator?

Pacemakers are typically recommended if you have a slow (bradycardia) heartbeat. These devices send electrical impulses to the heart to tell it when to beat. Defibrillators monitor your heart rate and are usually used if your heart beats too fast (tachycardia). The devices have a capacitor which sends a powerful shock to the heart to restore proper rhythm.

Learn more about different technology in our Heart Rhythm Disorders Downloadable Guide.

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Our Cardiac Care Physicians Put You First

Dr. Shravan Ambati, MD
Electrophysiologist
Dr. Chandra Bomma, MD
Cardiologist
Dr. Cesar Bonilla Isaza, MD
Electrophysiologist
Dr. Patricia Guerrero, MD
Electrophysiologist
Dr. Sunil Kumar, MD
Electrophysiologist
Dr. Sambit Mondal, MD
Electrophysiologist
Dr. George Monir, MD
Electrophysiologist
Dr. Milind Parikh, MD
Electrophysiologist
Dr. Naushad Shaik, MD
Electrophysiologist
Dr. Usman Siddiqui, MD
Electrophysiologist
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Rehab & Well-Being: How To Stay Strong

Adjusting to new medicine and everyday life after a heart procedure can feel overwhelming. But you’ve got this. Together, our team is here to help restore you physically, emotionally, and spiritually. We’ll keep you informed of best care practices, provide you with lifestyle tips, and guide you through our wellness program. We’re here for you the whole way.

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As integral pieces of the largest cardiovascular institute in Florida, every one of our Central Florida locations contributes to the strength of the Florida Hospital Cardiovascular Institute network. Explore your options with the guidance of our dedicated team. We’ll help you find the right fit, so you’re in the best setting to get the care you need.

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Support With Every Beat

A strong community encourages a strong heart. From connecting you with others through our cardiac support groups to helping you navigate our financial assistance tools, we’re here to give you the guidance you need to feel whole.

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Prevention Starts With You

Atrial fibrillation affects an estimated three million Americans each year. But you can lower your risk. Learn the signs, symptoms, and preventative tips to take charge of your heart health.

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